Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Evidence Of Salvation

Q. The bible says that if we are saved then we will show good works. So what are good works? Is it not sinning, or is it helping an old lady across the road? And if it is helping an old lady across the road well, I’m going to say that unsaved people do that!!

A. The only “work” that God requires of us is to believe in the One He sent, Jesus (John 6:28-29). But that belief can produce changes in our behavior. These changes often include acts of kindness toward others. Of course many unbelievers are also kind to others . A believer may be kind to others out of gratitude to the Lord for saving him or her, but an unbeliever’s kindness will be motivated differently, perhaps out of a need to be liked, or to feel good about themselves. So while they both do the same thing, their motives are different.

The problem is that believers also act out of self centered motives, and this is why the Lord said not to judge anyone, but leave that up to Him because He’s the only one who can judge us on the basis of our motives. (1 Cor. 4:5)

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